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Residential Workers - (Day/Night Shifts)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Have you a passion for working with Young People with disabilities, if so please read on..

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, have plenty of energy, are patient, understanding and enjoy a challenge!

Oakdene Respite and Chestnut Long-stay units provide residential care for children and young people aged 5-18 years who have moderate to severe learning difficulties.  Some of our young people exhibit challenging behaviours whilst others may have high medical needs. Our latest Ofsted was GOOD.

You will need to be supportive to others, adaptable and creative. Good observational and assessments skills plus dedication to providing a safe and stimulating environment for children are essential qualities required.

We currently have several vacancies across both units:

  • Residential Workers
  • Night Residential Workers
  • Casual Residential Workers

For all post you will need to have a recognised qualification and recent experience of working in a child care environment with the ability to work weekends.  We are also happy to accept applicants who are looking for weekend or school holiday work only.

For further information or to discuss any aspect of this post please contact Lynn Thomas, Team Manager, Oakdene Respite Care Unit, on 020 8672 0037 or by email at lthomas@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

Closing date: 15 September 2019

We can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance, for example compressed hours; home working; or job share, plus a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on 020 8871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.


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